DETROIT – A disturbance at Central Collegiate Academy had Detroit police at the school Tuesday afternoon.
The fire alarm went off and the school was evacuated. When students were brought back into the building, a number of fights broke out and police used crowd control tactics to calm the situation. Police and the fire department were already on the scene in response to the fire alarm.
Students said they were maced.
Detroit Public Schools police said there was a bomb threat at the school and someone then pulled the fire alarm.
It appears that several people were injured. A few people were removed from the school on stretchers.
The students responsible for the fight were removed from the scene and several students were taken into custody.
Principal David Oclander released the following statement:
"Our top concern is the safety of our students. We work every day to ensure that they receive the highest quality education in the safest environment."
Central Collegiate Academy was formerly Central High School.
Local 4 is on the scene and will provide updates as more information becomes available.